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Q: switching screen from PC mode to Game Mode (HP omni 27 1200e...

I switched the screen to Game mode with the button at the side. But now the top button does not react. Why ? How can I fix it ? it worked until yesterday.Thanks

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Preferred Solution: switching screen from PC mode to Game Mode (HP omni 27 1200e...

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I recently upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10 and have subsequently lost my audio when I am on game mode. Is there a resolution to this problem.

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HP Omni 120-1020t wakes from sleep mode with blue screen only. I hear it waking up, but nothing on screen except dark blue. If I unpulg power from back of computer, plug back in and press power button, it will start up normally with normal screen icons, etc.

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Sometimes when I switch from tablet mode to laptop mode the keyboard and/or touchpad doesn't work temporarily (like 10-30 seconds). Sometimes the keyboard backlighting stays on when switching from tablet mode to laptop mode.

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I follow the recommendation here to disable secure boot in Bios then change the Bios from UEFI to CSM. But when i go to the set up all I see is black screen with a steady cursor in it. And it doesn?t go to the Bios anymore.

The black screen stays there.
I switch off the laptop and on again but still I got a black screen with a steady cursor and that?s it.

It is like that and it doesn?t go to the Windows anymore even going to the Bios I can?t.
What should i do?

Please help....

A:Black screen with flashing cursor after switching to CSM mode


After switching from UEFI mode to CSM and disabling secure boot, you will not be able to boot from HDD because the installed Windows 8 requires the secure boot and UEFI mode.

Now you can boot from the disk or other bootable medium (USB flash stick) to install the Windows 7 system.

I assume you made these changes to installed Windows 7. Right?

By the way: what notebook model you have exactly?

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Hi People of the tech world. I have just brought an omni DMP 101 media player which I had hoped would allow me to take my Photos music and videos on holiday with me to show to family members who don't have a pc .
Problem: I attached media to pc via USB 2 pc recognised Samsung hard disk and installed hardware. I copied the files to the new HD then checked on the computer to make sure they were really there . Then I attached Av cable to TV and external power to player . Message on screen to say initialising then a ping sound then a screen with the word root highlighted. Pressed the photo button on the provided remote and a message came up no file in this mode. the same for the music and video buttons.
The player can also read memory cards .It played the video files from my memory stick and the photos but when I tried to copy them to the hard disk a message came up to say it was copying to hd and to press stop to abort. I had one thirty second video file and three photos when nothing had happened for fifteen minutes I pressed the stop to abort but nothing happened and i had to turn off the player to stop it.
The manual that came with this product is useless.


power adapter; 5VCD/2A
Hard Disk ; 1.8`/2.5`
MS ;4mg to1gb
interface :USB2.0
Speed ;480Mb/s
File Type ;FAT32/16
File Format ;mpeg-1,mpeg-2,mpeg-4,MP3,JPEG,WMA
Support OS
(USB2.0) ; windows 2000,XP (no driver)
Video out
System ;Pal/NTSC
Out Interface ;VGA. AV, Stereo
Dimension ;154mm x90mm x2... Read more

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Hello, I have two problems actually, one came today and one was long time ago, but still didn't solve it. The first one today which appeared was a message DIsc D is Corrupt, I shut down my computer right away and ran CHKDSK on startup, and it now seems to be fixed, but I'm not even sure what this means. Yesterday I scanned my computer with Malwarebytes ( Entire computer ), and found around 10 viruses. Then I had to restart computer because malwarebytes said so, and I clicked restart, and I believe this appeared on startup because of the problem I got some time ago. When I turn off computer, or switch windowed to full screen ( full screen to windowed ) I get black screen, but only if computer was been running for some time, if it's like 10-15 minutes, it goes fine. To explain more, computer keeps running, aswell as my monitor, but screen is black like when monitor is off, I also tryed shutting off and on the monitor. So because it turned black when restarting, I was going to sleep anyways so I shut down computer instead of restarting using the button on computer ( There is no other way than do that ). And I'm not sure did this appear because of shutdown like that after virus scan or because of an virus. So help with these both problems would be helpful. I'm still not sure do I have an virus, but I remember right now when running second scan with Malwarebytes, I forgot to turn off antivirus, and antivirus has seen vcredist as an virus, I said antivirus ignore it and turned it o... Read more

A:Disc D Corrupt and black screen on shut down or switching windowed mode

Do a error scan with HDTune (remove checkmark from Quick Scan). Scan will take some time so please be patient!
If one block turns red,then your hard drive is bad and you need to replace it.

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Hello, I'm not sure if I got rid of my malwares. Here is my previous topic in another forum, where a member told me I need to post it here instead http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/582505/disc-d-corrupt-and-black-screen-on-shut-down-or-switching-windowed-mode/page-2#entry3758223 . The Disc D is Corrupt stopped appearing after I ran CHKDSK, and I'm not experienced with this error so I don't know what it even means that it's corrupt, it works perfectly fine if it's mean to not work, I also tryed playing games. The last thing I did is scan my computer with Emisoft and there was around 20 viruses, I qarantined them all except one which was a false-positive ( Even checked on virus scan website ( I think it's virustotal ) it was voted as false-positive by other people. ) So I'm not sure if I don't have any malwares anymore
I'm not really experienced with posting on this site so I think I need to post FRST scan results here.
FRST.txt : Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:11-07-2015
Ran by korisnik (administrator) on PC2-PC on 11-07-2015 21:28:56
Running from C:\Users\korisnik\Desktop\FRST
Loaded Profiles: korisnik (Available Profiles: korisnik)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: engleski (SAD)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Yandex Browser)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-too... Read more

A:Disc D Corrupt and black screen on shut down or switching windowed mode

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How do you switch between game mode and entertainment mode with creative soundblaster x-fi?

A:How do you switch between entertainment mode and game mode x-fi

First off, open up the Creative Audio Console. If you don't have it download it from:
Setup and open the Creative Audio Console....(view attachment)

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Lenovo X380 Yoga When going from laptop mode to tablet mode ( folding keyboard) and coming back to laptop mode with keyboard the mouse pointer never comes back.  Also when in tablet mode the screen will not auto-rotate.  I reimaged the computer by downloading the latest image from Lenovo and also ran the system companion to receive all updates.  Currently running Windows 10 version 1709.  The only way to get the mouse pointer back to to restart the machine.  Any ideas? Also noticed that if I close the lid and then wait until the machine enters sleep mode,  once lid is opened the mouse pointer comes back.

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any game i play, on my computer, is in half screen mode, with black "surroundings".
game works fine though, all i need to know is how to get the screen back in fullscreenmode.
i tried pressing alt+enter, but that only windowed my screen.
please help.

A:computer game is in half screen mode, why?

What do you mean by half screen? Is there like a black border around the screen? If so, you just need to adjust your monitor's screen size, it's doing that because it's playing at a different resolution than your desktop.

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Ever since i upgraded my desktop to windows 10 i can no longer switch out of PC mode. i have an xbox 360 connected to the HDMI port but the buttons on the side and the remote wont change it to game mode so i can play my xbox. i already checked if my computer was up to date and it is and every time i try to down load a driver on the hp website, it doesnt do anything, i press "update" and it just goes back to showing me the driver i can update but doesnt do anything. Please help

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a lot of my friends have this problem. It doesn't matter what type of card they have. My problem is more difficult. When the screen turns off it happens quite often that it doesn't turn back but otherwise the pc (windows) is in working ("blindly" i deleted my icons from the desktop) If i press the power button than for instance the screen comes back and than the computer turn off. I operated with the power setting and i found a newer driver for my intel 4000 vga and new dell '06 bios, but the problem come back always. (+I tried on windows 7; always is ok!)

Dell inspirion 3521-intel hd 4000-core i3

My power plan (when plugged in):

Dim display: 2 min
Turn off the display: 3 min
Put the computer to sleep: never (on battery 1 hour)


A:Black screen after sleep mode and screen off (in power safer mode)

I dont think it's your touchpad specifically.  It will go out whenever the i/o is interacted with.  It will probably go out even if you plug your cell phone.  Since removing Mcaffee I havent had any problems.

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Hi, All of a sudden a day before, my computer froze and when restarted it started exhibiting horrendous symptoms-1. windows logo appear,then2. blank screen and no cursor login etc nothing display just sits thereAfter that, I tried to do startup repair but failed.Coming over to Safe Mode it is working fine.I also tried bunch of repairs from there still nothingused the clean boot from msconfig to see if any software causing issue or conflicts and did a system restore, still nothing.checked device manager and there is no exclamation point either that may depict hardware failure.My recent activity-installed "Advanced System care 9" 2 days back but have now removed using safe mode.1 more point it has been a month since my primary HDD is showing SMART error.but if safe mode is working can't we get normal mode backup and running.Please help me out of this conundrum, Any help would be sincerely appreciated.possible options I have in my mind-1.get new HDD and reinstall os2.format existing HDD and install fresh copy but doubt if this issue might returnreadily looking out for other options and would prefer rectifying old one first so that I can avoid a long tedious process of reinstalling everything from scratch.Sincere thanks to any responses.

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Please help!  Over the past week or two my computer has been running slower and slower.  Then lost the ability to download anything unless in safe mode.  Now when opening computer in normal mode get nothing but black screen.  Think I got something when my antivirus software lapsed and I wasn't protected for a bit?
Running Windows 7 64
Tried running Malewarebytes, Avast, SuperAntiSpyware, Microsoft Defender, sf scan, CCleaner and nothing has helped.  Everything comes back fine. 
I'm not very computer savy but from what I have been reading you all can help!  Much appreciated and many thanks for any assistance. 

A:I'm lost. Only open in safe mode. Normal mode give black screen.

Hello ,what is the sf scanBoot to safe mode with Networking and try running these......MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double clic... Read more

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Hello all
First time poster with problem after peforming sys restore on win7 pro 64bit.
Was troubleshooting a problem w/taskbar not staying hidden, tried to restore back 24hrs to when a java update occured. Restore seemed to proceed normally, but upon restart, it boots normally to just before the login screen would appear, then the screen goes black and all that is visible is the cursor , which I can still move.
But that's as far as it gets. Trying to boot in safe mode, or repair mode ends exact same way - can't boot in to try anything
Any ideas??

A:Black screen at boot with safe mode, system restore, or repair mode

no one has any suggestions? I also triedtoboot to my win7 dvd to see if I could attempt to repair but again, it only gets thru the windows bootscreen then goes black with only the mouse cursor showing as before.

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So my laptop only starts up in safe mode and when I try to access it through normal startup, a blue screen appears for a short amount of time and then attempts to startup again going on and on in a never ending cycle.

However, I got it running on safe mode and ran Malwaebytes Anti-Malware on safe mode (with networking). However, it didn't pick up anything wrong. What can I do to fix this???

A:Vista only starts in Safe Mode and blue screen appears in normal mode

Hi There ghostOnthestage!For a rather lengthy but very informative article on stop errors and what may possibly cause them go here: http://www.updatexp.com/stop-messages.html Perhaps this will help a bit until someone more knowledgeable on this subject can come along. Good luck!

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Windows only opens in safe mode,tried reloading drivers, last known good configuration,etc. When in normal mode black screen only, when acessing task manager shows all processes stopped and will not allow me to start them.

A:Black screen when start in normal mode, works in safe mode only.

Hello CliffordJ. Microsoft Security Essentials is installed, correct? Many MSE users running Vista (but not all) suffered black screen after login following installation of Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - (KB3140527), released about a month ago. In fact there is already a thread here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/606422/windows-vista-x64-bksod-after-login-or-no-access-in-normal-mode-suspect-mse/. The posters there disabled MSE 4.9 in Safe Mode by unticking a brand-new setting in the UI (Administrator > Turn on this app). Another method of escaping this situation would be to restore your system to a point before the update was installed, then hide the update in Windows Update. That would allow you to resume using MSE 4.8 if you wish.
I am extremely curious why this happens to many but not all MSE users running Vista. If more advanced forum members ask you for further information, I hope you will cooperate. Above all, I wonder if any other security software with real-time protection is installed (or perhaps improperly uninstalled)? Of course there is a possibility that your issue is something else...

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Windows only opens in safe mode,tried reloading drivers, last known good configuration,etc. When in normal mode black screen only, when acessing task manager shows all processes stopped and will not allow me to start them.

A:Black screen when start in normal mode, works in safe mode only.

Hello CliffordJ. Microsoft Security Essentials is installed, correct? Many MSE users running Vista (but not all) suffered black screen after login following installation of Update for Microsoft Security Essentials - (KB3140527), released about a month ago. In fact there is already a thread here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/606422/windows-vista-x64-bksod-after-login-or-no-access-in-normal-mode-suspect-mse/. The posters there disabled MSE 4.9 in Safe Mode by unticking a brand-new setting in the UI (Administrator > Turn on this app). Another method of escaping this situation would be to restore your system to a point before the update was installed, then hide the update in Windows Update. That would allow you to resume using MSE 4.8 if you wish.

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I am having a problem with a laptop, I am getting a blue screen when starting in normal mode, but if I start in safe mode it starts up and logs in fine.

I am not being told what is causing a problem, just to uninstall any new programs/hardware, but nothing has been installed at all.

Does anyone know what could be causing this?

Thanks for any help :)

A:Starting up fine in safe mode but blue screen with normal mode

Go here Windows Vista/7 BOSD Posting instructions follow all instructions to the letter, using all tools illustrated. Then proceed to the next steps by posting your logs. Keep your posts and logs (logs mini dumps etc...) in BOSD, App crashes, and hangs.

Be patient they get a lot of inquires. Someone will be along to help you.

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Hi All,  I bought my 11e 3rd Gen just today. I really like it so far, except, I don't seem to be able to utilize the tablet mode. Every time I fold the screen back, it will enter tablet mode as per usual, but then once the screen actually touches the bottom of the laptop, completely folded back, it turns off and enters tablet mode. It's almost as if the sensor thinks the screen is folded shut completely and the laptop enters sleep mode.  Any ideas on what may ber happeneing? Thanks in advance. 

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I am using Windows XP home edition with SP3. It was working normally. I used to get a popup "Windows cannot find "syssetup.exe"....When i opened yesterday morning I found it taking longer and never go to the desktop after giving the username and password. It stops at Welcome screen with a msg "Loading your personal settings" and no more response. I followed below steps to trouble shoot the issue.

1.I have tried opening in both "safemode" and "safemode with networking", found its working fine. I ran "msconfig" in safemode and unchecked some unwanted applications(nothing related to windows process) and tried again opening in normal mode.... Not worked

2. My internet works normally in safemode. Found some virus by running antivirus in safemode and cleared all the viruses.

It would be really appreciable if any one could solve my issue..


A:XP home stops loading at Welcome Screen in normal mode, but working fine in Safe mode

try using system restore in safe mode...it might help...or try selecting the last known good config that worked...if still not work...try repairing it with you windows xp bootable cd..

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Hi everyone

I am facing a strange issue.

My screen seems to have a grey filter overlaying it. See attached.

When i booted it in safe mode, the screen is showing the right vibrant colors. When i booted it back to normal mode, the screen is greyish but strangely the mouse is showing the correct white color.

I have googled across numerous website but none of them bring me closer to the issue. I have read the thread, Personalize Suddenly Greyed Out
but this is not what i encountered. The options or buttons or selections did not grey out, it affects the screen only.

I cannot afford a system restore because i shared this laptop with my gf.

A:Screen greyed in normal mode, but vibrant in safe mode

You weren't in Safe Mode in that right screenshot. Safe Mode doesn't display your wallpaper and it says Safe Mode in the corner's. Try updating your video driver's and see what happens.

Originally Posted by climws

Hi everyone

I am facing a strange issue.

My screen seems to have a grey filter overlaying it. See attached.

When i booted it in safe mode, the screen is showing the right vibrant colors. When i booted it back to normal mode, the screen is greyish but strangely the mouse is showing the correct white color.

I have googled across numerous website but none of them bring me closer to the issue. I have read the thread, Personalize Suddenly Greyed Out
but this is not what i encountered. The options or buttons or selections did not grey out, it affects the screen only.

I cannot afford a system restore because i shared this laptop with my gf.

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new ThinkPad, windows 10, enters full screen while in tablet mode then after a few minutes it goes back to the windows start menu. any help would be appreciated.

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Help -  I have a Dell OptiPlex 960 with Win 7 OS SP1
My computer is giving me a black screen on normal bootup - I can hear the windows tune but then it is black
I am able to get it to boot in Safe Mode and I have tried the following: ComboFix, Malwarebytes, and adwcleaner
But it stlil boots to a black screen 
What do I do now??????

A:Will boot in safe mode but black screen in normal mode

Boot into safe mode...then do the following.
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 

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Hey guys, I seem to be having trouble, and I'm not terribly inclined with laptops and computers, mine is an HP G62 laptop, and that's about as far as I know about it. The other day I went to use it, opened it up, I had 3 tabs open (google chrome), and I tried to open a new tab. All new tabs were freezing, and my itunes had frozen as well. I tried closing the laptop, hoping it would go into sleep mode, but it didn't, it stayed running. I reopened it and the screen stayed off, so I did a hard reset (holding the power button to turn it off) and started it back up. I started it in normal mode, and logged on, but after loading from the log on screen, it went to a black screen with just the cursor, and stayed there. I did another hard reset, and started it in safe mode, and now this is how I'm currently running. I've tried disabling the display drivers and restarting, that worked momentarily, but froze shortly after. Next, I tried a system restore, which did absolutely nothing, and then I ran chkdsk and, again, nothing. After all this, I decided to try uninstalling the display drivers, which, once again, did nothing. This seems to be all the info I have gathered from online, and through friends' help, there seems to be nothing left to do that may fix this problem. Anyone have any idea on where to go from here?

A:Black Screen in Normal Mode. Only Safe Mode Works.

Hello ericberard,


You?re having a problem with the computer going to a black screen.


First test the hardware.

Turn off the computer

As you power it back on, tap the F2 key. This will load hardware diagnostics.

Once the screen loads run the startup test.

If this is windows 7 and the startup test pass.

Power back off the computer.

As you power it back on, tap the F8 key. This will load Advanced Boot Options.

Select Last Known Good Configuration.

This will take the system back to when everything was working correctly.


Clicking the White Kudos star on the left is a way to say Thanks!


Let me know how everything goes.

Have a good day.

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Hi all!

Today I started up my computer (an XP machine running SP3) and after it went through the BIOS, it showed the Windows startup screen (the Windows logo with the blue progress bar), but when that was done, it went to a black screen and won't do anything else.

I restarted and tried a few different things; Start Windows Normally, and Last Known Good Configuration both got me the same black screen.

CheckDisk ran, and it made it to the end, but froze when it said "please wait while your computer reboots" ... after waiting more than 10 minutes, i hit reset and tried to reboot it myself. It did the same Bios-Windows-blackscreen thing as before.

I also tried booting into Safe Mode, which DID work, and when I got in there I tried to do a System Restore (two, actually... for two previous dates) but both did nothing to resolve the problem. I tried simply copying my "important" files to my external HD (which it sees), but it won't copy in Safe Mode

When loading in Safe Mode, the driver list pauses and says "press esc to cancel loading of SPTD.sys" but I've tried it both ways and it doesn't make a difference that I can see.

I tried using my XP CD to boot from, which takes me into the Recovery Console, and I chose to hit "R" to repair, but when it asks me what drive I want to login to (which is C:) I don't really know what to do from there. I haven't booted from a CD before, so I assumed it would run a "Repair Wizard&... Read more

A:XP won't load in regular mode (black screen), but will in Safe Mode

Just to clarify, I don't really care if the XP installation is fixed, I just want to know if there's a way to get the files off the HD onto an External USB drive. There's gotta be a way... right?

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I have a gateway computer that is about 3 years old. It has a ati radeon 3200 gfx card and came with 4 gigs RAM. Recently I purchased 2x2gb G Skill DDR2 ram upgrade in hopes of more efficient gaming [gfx card is OK for 8gb ram max]. After installing the new ram [about a month ago] the computer was running fine. The new ram created a button on my toolbar called AMD Catalyst, and right-click gave identical options for each ram card, one was a list of what looked like screen settings. I know it were running on 600x800, and last night my troublesome youngest son was using my computer and says he clicked a different option by accident, making the screen freeze momentarily then go black.

I've tried:
restarting my computer
removing the 2 G Skill ram cards
under msconfig in safe mode, disabling AMD Catalyst, for it seems to be the root of the problem.

But every time i restart my computer and try booting in normal mode, I get the typical Welcome ring from the speakers accompanied by a black screen. The screen is a 36" Vizio flatscreen tv with VGA hook up, been using for a computer screen for over a year now.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

A:Black screen normal mode, safe mode OK

If you can go back to good times with system restore, you will be fine.
System Restore - How to
Put all cards back, etc. before the restore.

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All -- any help you can provide would be appreciated. I do not have any desire to pay Lenovo $100 to walk me through the steps of recovering the system.

I have a lenovo ideapad y560 0646 - windows 7 64 bit.

Each time I start the laptop, I get the following error (after the introductory language that says - we're killing the startup to protect you, really, trust us ):

-- ntfs.sys

Then there's the other boilerplate language that it's not microsoft but you, really --

followed by

*** stop: 0x00000050 (0xFFFFF98001680000, 0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFF8801c36344, 0x0000000000000000)

*** ntfs.sys - Address FFFFF88001c36344 base at FFFFF88001c2B000, DateStamp 4a5bc14f

If you can help by pointing to something describing the steps to restore the system, that would be great. Lenovo seems to think all hardware is fine but that the operating system is corrupted.

In short, I was using an air card connected to a PC Card Adapter - inserted in the laptop. Hit hibernate and quickly, without thinking, removed the PC Card Adapter from the laptop. Later, when hitting power on, the blue screen appeared and has not left.

I have tried to enter via safe mode, and that does not work.

There's extensive data on the hard drive that I need to take all practical steps to preserve before blowing it up.


A:Blue Screen - Cannot Enter Safe Mode or Any Other Mode

Welcome to SF! davidsawyer

Have you tried reinstalling the pc card adapter and then starting up to see if you can then safely remove it?

As far as the error message itself, "Stop 0x0000007E" or "Stop 0x00000050" Stop error message in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 MS has a fix available at the page there for this type of error.

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My boot gives me a "Your Hard-drive controller is running slaves (children) that require 32-bit mode. This mode is not currently supported. We are shutting down your computer to prevent corruption." blah blah blah.

Does anyone know how to get my computer to support 32-bit mode? I just reconfigured my computer with a clean load of Windows95A after a hard-core viral attack and it's a little behind on its capabilities. Heck, it won't even install DirectX 4.

PS: do invalid page fault errors indicate defective meory hardware? Just curious.

A:Windows 32-bit mode switching

Wont install Dx4? Your computer does have some problems(I have 7.0a). Well, you can y tell me what your video card is, and then I wcan help you switch to 32-bit mode.

As for Q#2, some page fault errors can be from RAM. For example, one guy recieved these error messages once because he had two RAM sockets filled and it caused it.

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O.K., I have a few problems that I need your help with.
I have a Hewlett-Packard Pavilion 6830, Desktop, PCI, Ultra ATA-66, Windows Me, 700 MHz Intel Celeron. Memory specs: 64MB (removable), Maximum 512 MB, expansion 2 sockets.

First is, my computer went into safe mode and I forget how to get it out of safe mode.
Second is, I was given a tower and I would like to switch but I'm not sure how to go about it and how to save all my folders from the HP into the new tower which is a Gateway E-3110-300, desktop, PCI/ISA, 300MHZ Intel PentiumII. Memory specs: 64MB (removable), maximum 384MB, expansion 3 sockets.
Now, I know switching these towers may not improve my performance very much because the MB is the same - which brings me to my third problem. My HP now only has 63MB and I'm guessing one of the whatever ya call its got fried from so much use of memory and so forth and is now unusable, so the gateway might be a little better seeing as how none of the MB has been fried, that I know of, and even though the maximum MB for the HP is greater, I can not afford even $50 or $100 dollars to get a memory upgrade, so switching towers is the only solution that I have.

Thank You,

A:Safe mode and switching towers?

if it is going into safe mode nothing is fried it is a software problem
go into msconfig/startup untick all the boxes and see if it stars normally
run memtest on the the ram

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Hi there,

I have a Samsung 2253BW Monitor, I have the computer plugged into the standard output. I have a DVD player with a HDMI - DVI cable plugged into the back.
When I switch source it comes up with not optimum mode 1680 - 1050, I click Auto Adjustment and it doesn't change. I'm just wondering how I can sort this out so I can watch a full length film without the monitor blacking out on me.

Thanks Adam

A:switching source and not having optimum mode

Any one have an idea or suggestion on how I can solve this?

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I have an older win7 media server (WMC with 4 cable card tuners) that I want to add a 3TB drive.
However when I first installed sata controller was set to ide mode.
The 3tb drive only works with AHCI mode and of course my WIN7 will not boot
if I only switch mode in bios.
I was going to save everything on WHS2011, switch mode then restore everything
but system drive and storage drive GB usage is larger than what I have on WHS.
I was thinking of saving my storage files on other computers but that will take forever.

Any suggestions?

A:Switching from IDE mode to AHCI help needed, please

Hi rnewman,

This thread might help - AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista


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Hi - I'm having a problem with Windows 7 SP1 where, after a few hours, Windows seems to switch off the Aero theme by itself with no obvious cause. I can't seem to switch it back on, either, when I go into the Personalise menu - there's no option to change the colour of the glass as there usually is... only restarting seems to resolve things. What's going on here?

A:Automatically switching off Aero mode?

Hmm - just noticed WinSAT.exe was running in the background and hogging the CPU while this was going on - and then a minute or so later it switched back into Aero mode again! Weird... o_O;;

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ok i am having a weaird problem

when i restart my comp then my hdd is in UDMA 5 mode which is good

then whatever i do on this hdd it goes gown

to udma4... and then finally untill PIO MODE

i am running windows xp

this started happening after i switched to new mobo

MOBO : ASUS p5k premium

please help me someone its really annoying

A:Hard-Drive Switching TO PIO MODE!

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While dealing with another issue, I've been told that I should switch my SATA mode from RAID to AHCI. I do not have a RAID array and don't plan to. However, I've been told that I would need drivers for this, and I'm not sure if my Windows installation has them or not. I don't want to switch modes only to boot Windows and have it corrupted or god-knows-what. So could someone tell me if it's possible to just switch? Or should I check for drivers first?

A:Switching SATA Mode from RAID to AHCI

First of all, is it really currently set to RAID mode in the BIOS?

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Hi all,

I've been having a serious issue going on with my Asus K95V laptop running on Windows 10 Home 64 bit OS. It's been a couple of weeks now since this started and it's getting on my last nerve to say the least. I've been searching hard on the internet for an answer to this problem, seems like I'm not the only one having these issue's with an Asus laptop, bad news is nowhere I have seem to find an answer or solution to the problem.

This is how it goes. My laptop keeps switching from AC mode to battery mode when connected and plugged in. This happens when I start up my computer out of sleep mode. Then I have to unplug the power cord, if I do this it goes back to AC and everything seems to be fine, the battery is loading to the max but if I dare to put it to sleep, after getting it out of sleep mode again it goes back to battery mode as if it's not connected actually.

This seems to have started after some update for Windows 10, I can't tell for sure but I been having some other problems too since I did the big update to Windows 10. All I could solve but not this one ..... I'm pretty sure and convinced it's not a hard ware issue. Somewhere along the line searching there was this person that claimed it's a built in program bloatware type to inspire new sales, this person suggests to delete ATK, this is the program that supposedly controls your power supply. This actually helped for a few people but seems to me this is just too risky business. Also some people ar... Read more

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I have a brand new X360 that suddenly doesn't want to switch to tablet mode when flipped around.  I have the setting checked to ask me before switching, but the prompt never comes up.  What am I doing wrong?

A:Spectre X360 not switching to tablet mode

Let me also add that I just restored this laptop to factory from the restore partition, and it STILL won't go into tablet mode when flipped fresh out of the box.  I also can't get the screen to rotate.  This can't be a software issue, it worked when I first purchaesed it!!!  What do I do???

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was so hoping this issue was beneath microsoft by this point: on a common intel mobile 45 chipset platform I am running ok with w8cp x64 emulating ide but would really like to do this the right way. this is the first lab rat I have really trying to polish windows 8 - very annoying

can someone school me on this - i feel like I"m back in xp daze

i downloaded the intel driver package and the first thing it does is install the sata device package - all completed without errors but I figured it was to no avail. I was right. doesn't the intel package copy the files off to a folder somewhere, and if so, where? and if I then get it running again in compatibility mode [it is currently stuck in a repetitive 'repair' loop that I have no clue how to put to death] - can I go to dev mgr and update driver pointing to the file stash, then exit, restart, change to SATA and go?

A:switching to real SATA mode after the fact?

If you are talking about switching from IDE to AHCI mode in the bios, then you can do this.

In IDE mode in Windows, open a command prompt. Enter cd c:\windows\system32\sysprep\
Now run, sysprep /generalize /oobe /restart

The machine will now do its thing for anywhere from a minute to 15 minutes then reboot. While rebooting enter the bios and change the system from IDE to AHCI mode then save and let it boot. It will take anywhere from 10 to 40 min to boot. You will probably be prompted to go through the set up process all over again, have your key ready. Once back to Windows you will need to reload all your drivers that are not native to windows 8.

What you gain from this: Change from IDE to AHCI mode. Avoid a complete re-install of the OS and all your software. Yes this is a pain but it is usually the fastest and simplest way to make the change and not lose any data.

As always be sure to back up your data before attempting anything like this.

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Today when I turned my laptop to tablet mode, I did not see the button that helps to switch between apps. This button was located search button in bottom of the window, but I cant see it now. It was there before.
Did I change a setting mistakenly ?

PS: Right now I can switch between apps using alt + tab

A:Where is switching apps button in tablet mode ?

Welcome to the forum

Easiest way i see to get it back is turn off tablet mode, then long press on the toolbar to bring up the options and enable it, then turn tablet mode back on again

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OK so I have never seen this question and I have been trying to fix it for about 10 hours which is ridiculous considering I can usually fix almost anything myself. I'll start of by saying this is for My Acer 6920G laptop and that Acers have a different recovery mode then other brands.

Here is what I did. I had a lot of unknown space on my hard drive that was being used and I could get it back without reformatting. Anyways I backed everything up that I needed as always and then went through Acer recovery mode and that was great. After 30 minutes the process was done and I installed AVG first and then proceeded online to do my windows updates as I usually would when I restart fresh. Now the problem started when it required me to restart once they were all done. I did that and there my problem was it booted me into Acer Recover not thinking I tried that and it of coarse wont work because it set my booting partition to C which is normal but C is now a 10Gb Recovery section and D is where my OS is. The Acer recovery will not work now and that is fine because I don't need to use it to solve my problem. So with that said I made a Vista boot disk and through the load driver function I can access as far as properties for the PQService( C: ), ACER( D: ), and Boot( X: ) so I haven't seen anything yet but does anyone know if there is a way to switch the boot partition. It will be awesome if someone can help me because Acer them self will not help me as they either want me... Read more

A:Switching Booting Partition While In Recovery Mode?

No one at all knows how to change partitions from where I'm at right now? I really need my laptop for work.

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So my yoga 2 jumps back and forth from laptop mode to tablet mode for no reason at all. The slighest tap or just randomness will change the mode of the compter. I have gone in the display settings and selected the option that says something like "do not ask me and do not switch modes" for my display, but it still does it anyway.  Once it is in tablet mode, the only way to get it back is to push the power buttom till its sleeping, then wake it up.  Also potentially unrealted, or maybe not, the screen has a random habit of flikering unprovoked. Thank you for your ideas at a solution in advance!

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I am running an HP/Compaq nx9420 notebook on max 1680x1050 res, Mobility Radeon
x1600, WinXP Pro, all my drivers updated, etc.

Everytime I have to log back into windows after my monitor goes off or screensaver comes on due to inactivity and idling, my desktop turns into a panning desktop. I just installed ATI Catalyst Control Center and Mobility Drivers 6.9 and they work well except for this one thing. No where in any of my settings do I have panning desktop enabled. I tried
re-installing the Omega Catalyst Drivers and the same thing still happens. I do
see in my display settings it has 2 monitors listed, the Default being my
notebook display as primary and the secondary being inactive (grey) and disabled
listed as Default LCD, but the resolution can go up to crazy numbers. This only
appears in Display Settings. There is no external monitor, just the notebook 17"
WSXGA+ display. I don't know why display settings even lists a disabled
secondary monitor. In my device manager under Monitors I see three Default
monitors, one generic television, and one plug and play monitor. I tried
disabling and uninstalling all except one and they just come back upon
restart...My display properties lists "(Multiple Monitors) on ATI Mobility
Radeon X1600" and there are two of these, the second of which is inactive. I
don't know what to do anymore. It keeps switching to a resolution my laptop
doesn't support and it goes into panning mode every time I ... Read more

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System Specifications:

CPU: Intel i5-4670
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H
GPU: Nvidia GTX 760
SSD (Boot): 256GB Samsung 840
HDD (Storage): 2TB Seagate Barracuda & 500GB Seagate Barracuda (Model: ST3500418AS / Serial: 6VMBPPDX)
I am trying to update the firmware on one of my hard drives but every time I try it fails. It simply says 'no controllers found' and then 'failed'. I think it is due to the fact that it is an older drive (5 years) and I am currently in AHCI mode opposed to IDE. I am in AHCI mode as I have a SSD as the boot drive.

The drive I am trying to perform the firmware update on is a Seagate Barracuda (500GB). The method of updating the firmware involves running a .exe from Windows, which in turn opens a utility that then restarts the computer and updates the firmware. No bootable USB or CD is used during the process.

Is there a way to change my system to IDE mode, update the firmware, then change back to AHCI mode without causing any issues? If the update process involved a bootable USB or CD I would just disconnect the boot drive during the process, but this doesn't seem to be an option here.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance for any responses.

A:Solved: Switching between AHCI & IDE mode for HDD firmware update.

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Hi, I've been experiencing an issue since the re-installation of Windows 10 on my lenovo yoga 510-14ISK. When I flip the computer to a "tablet" position, I face two problems :1) the tablet mode in windows 10 won't want to activate itself automatically2) the manual keyboard and the trackpad aren't disabled which is very very annoying I did not have those problems on my previous installation of Windows 10 (same version).I've tried to update my pilotes, as well as restarting my computer sevral times but the problem is still here... Anyone has a guess ? Have a great day.

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